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What is the average life span of a blue Jay?


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Less than 10 years, one banded jay survived for 8 years. That is probably a pretty long life for a bird the size of a jay. My guess is 5 years would be more typical.

J. Elliott


Dale,

Good luck with those Jays. They are fun, and noisy!

Steve


Hi Dale

I did a Google search on "Blue Jay life span" and found this:

"The oldest blue jay studied by researchers in the wild lived to be 17 years and 6 months old, most blue jays live to about 7 years old. One captive female lived for 26 years and 3 months."

At the following URL:

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Cyanocitta_c ristata.html

Sincere regards,
Mike Stewart


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